Letters To The Editor

Letters to the editor

Todd’s parents say ‘Thank you’ To the Journal editor: There are not enough words in the English language to express our heart-felt gratitude for the outpouring and moral support given us by the Marquette and surounding communities after the death of our son, Todd. We cannot began to ...

New traffic law designed to protect emergency workers

It hasn’t got a whole lot of attention but a brand new traffic law could end up costing Michigan drivers big bucks if they violate it. Signed into law last year by then-Gov. Rick Snyder, the amended Emergency Vehicle Caution Law requires motorists to slow down to 10 mph below the posted ...

Graduated income tax badly considered

To the Journal editor: There are many projects which would benefit our state if only we could afford them: avoiding crises like the one in Flint, fixing roads and bridges, helping to preserve the Great Lakes. One of the most important is education. A recent study found that no state “has ...

Letters to the editor

Follow the money To the Journal editor: I find it difficult to stay silent after reading Mr. Crupi’s letter to the editor. I don’t have the credentials of a retired metrologist which Mr. Crupi has, but having an advanced degree in engineering has given me tools to logically evaluate ...

Thanks to power folks

To the Journal editor: I’d like to say thank you to the folks at the Marquette Board of Light and Power who do the repair work in our community. I complain as much as the next guy about the high costs we pay for the electricity we use. However, when we lost our power twice today during ...

Find truth in Jesus

To the Journal editor: Science comes from God and is found in the Bible. The book Science and the Bible by Henry M. Morris is an excellent read. Another book of his is the Bible has the Answer written with Martin E. Clark. And one other good book is The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. If ...

Congrats NMU

To the Journal editor: Congratulations to Head Coach Kyle Nystrom and the Northern Michigan University Wildcats football team on great season. NMU Wildcats football team finished the season with three wins and eight losses. Great job to Casey Wolf of Gladstone; Wyatt Goodwin of Marquette; ...

Compromise needed

To the Journal editor: Thank you, state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, for your thoughtful and well-written guest op-ed piece in a recent Mining Journal explaining your support for Michigan Senate Bill 1197 regarding the Line 5 tunnel issue. This is an example of using information, ...

Positive vibes for new year

To the Journal editor: Here we are into the New Year 2019. My hope is that we as a country, state, city and family will try to work together for the good of all. Many issues before us. Many people coming from Central America to have a better life. I believe most of us are concerned and want ...

Band performed well

To the Journal editor: I was impressed with the energy and enthusiasm the Northern Michigan Unuversity Band brought to the hockey game (recently). Those performers elevated the atmosphere in the Berry Events Center. Not all colleges are favored with such talent, deep catalogue and ...

Letters to the Editor

New pledge proposed To the Journal editor: Have you ever thought about the actual words we use in our Pledge of Allegiance? “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands….” Why do we pledge loyalty to both our Nation ...

Rep must speak out

To the Journal editor: Life lessons in children’s stories have always fascinated me, as a child and during the 30 years I taught elementary school. I read my students stories like, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” which among other lessons, is about honesty. These stories helped me teach ...

Letters to the editor

Dreamers need justice To the Journal editor: Our partial government (was) ... over President Trump’s insistence for $5.7 billion to construct 230 miles of U.S.A.-Mexico border wall. The two major immigration issues are building the wall and giving citizenship for “Dreamers” (Murguia, ...

Dems want socialism

To the Journal editor: Supporters of national Democrats such as Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters and Tammy Baldwin are now supporting the radical left. The current group of Democratic presidential candidates, who were once moderate, are now on an apology tour retracting their beliefs of the past ...

Tax the rich properly

To the Journal editor: From 1932-1986, our country was remarkable. We built a national highway system with unsurpassed supporting infrastructure. We funded and developed programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. We funded the Marshall Plan and rebuilt Europe. We sent men into ...

Cambensy missed mark in Line 5 op-ed

To the Journal editor: In her opinion piece justifying her vote in favor of keeping Enbridge Line 5, state Rep. Sara Cambensy, D-Marquette, rationalized that using fossil fuels for driving or heating meant we had to support Line 5. Actually, Line 5 does not support her logic. Rep. Cambensy ...

Constitution clear on separation of powers

To the Journal editor: Americans often feel we are exceptional. We are. We are blessed with the Constitution of the United States of America. It’s a structure designed to ward off tyranny and ensure civic stability. This structure is not just our national foundation; it’s our national ...

Many baskets distributed

To the Journal editor: Thanks to many in the Ishpeming area, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. John and St. Joseph Conference’s annual Christmas basket distribution was a huge success! Seventy-nine Ishpeming-area households, including 27 families with school-aged children, received ...

ICE numbers available

To the Journal editor: One thing U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, failed to make clear in his letter to the editor of Jan. 20 is how the number of people arrested by ICE over the past two years is relevant to the issue of whether or not the U.S. should commit more than $5 billion to ...

County Dems oppose shutdown

To the Journal editor: The Marquette County Democratic Party, like most, if not all, residents of Marquette County, opposes the (recent) government shutdown. As consistently shown in public opinion polls, we agree that no branch of government should shut down the federal government in order ...